Here is the inside scoop on the North Dakota Association of County Engineers (NDACE). Our organization is made up of County Engineers, Superintendents, Road Supervisors, Consulting Engineers, Road Foremen, Commissioners and Exhibitors. When you get a group like this together, there is a vast sharing of knowledge and always a little fun too. Our Membership is made up of Full Members, Associate Members and our honored Life Members.
Click here to see the current list of Executive Board and Commitee Members.
From the general membership, an Executive Board is elected. The Board is made up of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Three Directors and Past President. One person is elected to fill a Director’s spot at each annual meeting while the rest of the board moves through the chairs. The Vice President has the overall responsibility of planning and hosting the State Convention.
In 2013 our group decided it was time to hire an executive director. Genny Dienstmann with the North Dakota Association of Counties was hired to fill this role. Some of her duties include preparing monthly financial statements, receiving the mail and determining what action to take, preparing checks and helping with the state convention.
Our convention is made possible because of the hard work of our members, our Board and the support of Exhibitors. Anyone wanting to attend or exhibit at our conference can fill out a Registration Form. The NDACE conference has many excellent speakers with a wide range of topics. However, it is said many times at our conferences that sometimes you learn just as much from the person you sat next to at lunch as you did from the presenter just before lunch. The State Convention is started with our annual banquet, usually on a Wednesday evening. At the banquet, our new President is installed and Scholarships and County Engineer/Road Superintendent of the Year are awarded. NDACE has held a convention every year since 1952 and in 2005 hosted the NACE Convention for the first time.